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Gay Rights

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  • Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms

    Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
    The current draft of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act includes a provision exempting religious institutions from the ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey wants to...
  • Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces

    Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces
    The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend. After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate, "Ender's Game" arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. The Gavin Hood-directed futurist action movie...
  • 'Ender's Game' producer: Don't throw out baby with the bath water

    'Ender's Game' producer: Don't throw out baby with the bath water
    In its bid at franchise-hood, “Ender’s Game” has been dinged by a number of factors, including a campaign by human rights groups to boycott the movie because of author Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay politics. But Roberto Orci, a...
  • Women speak out: 'My abortion'

    Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure. As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads

    Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads
    Is Barilla pasta taking a page out of the Chick Fil-A anti-gay playbook? The Italian pasta company is receiving heat after its chairman said Wednesday in a radio interview that the company would "never use homosexual couples" in its advertisements. ...
  • On chicken sandwiches, pro football and human rights

    We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat. You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...
  • Oh, yesterday went suddenly

    How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, "One Today," at...
  • Scouts, be prepared for a celebration in the future

    Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone. Whatever you call it, last...
  • Why Mark Carson matters

    Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay. His alleged killer, 33-year-old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York's Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs. When Carson walked away,...
  • Prop. 8 legal team joins fight against Virginia's gay marriage ban

    Prop. 8 legal team joins fight against Virginia's gay marriage ban
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The American Foundation...
  • New LGBT-specific history lessons planned for L.A. County schools

    New LGBT-specific history lessons planned for L.A. County schools
    In the first minutes of 1967, as singers performed "Auld Lang Syne" in the Black Cat bar on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, gay men exchanged New Year's kisses and embraced. The raid, beatings and arrests of more than a dozen patrons by plainclothed...